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Saucer dish: OC.66-1938

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Hard-paste porcelain saucer dish, with ruby back, decorated in multi coloured enamels. The shallow rounded sides rest on a low tapered foot and slightly flares towards the rim. The interior is painted predominantly in soft tones of pink, with a small boy offering a peach to a lady seated on a rectangular stool, flanked by another small boy, amongst large storage jars and a high bamboo table behind set with various ornaments and a vase of peonies. All enclosed within an eight pointed flower shaped medallion reserved on a pink 'Y'-diaper ground. There is a cell-diaper band round the rim reserved with three floral scrollwork vignettes. The underside is evenly applied with a mottled purple-pink enamel.

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Bequeathed by Cecil E. Byas

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 20.1 cm
Height: 3.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.


Yongzheng (1723-1735)
1723 - 1735

School or Style

famille rose

Materials used in production

purple-pink Ground colour Enamels Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: OC.66-1938
Primary reference Number: 77793
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 January 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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